The Nigerian Civil War as a Domestic Determinant of Nigeria’s Foreign Policy 1967-1975
In behaviours external to her, Nigeria over years has been
influenced by myriad of factors, some external, some internal. Within the domestic milieu of the Nigerian foreign policy this paper locates and concentrates on the Nigerian civil war. The paper webs a classic retrospection and xray of the foreign policy implications of the civil war on Nigeria’s external relations between 1967-1975. It concludes on the strength of evidence provided from
Nigeria’s policies towards Rhodesia, Portugal, USSR, South
Africa etc, that the war proved itself an in-negligible determinant of Nigeria’s foreign policy within the period under study.